Dr. Iain Corness at Pattaya City Expats Club Wed. Oct 5, 2022


Dr. Iain is well known as a man with many talents. He is a medical doctor and spends much of his time as a consultant at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. He is also a columnist writing several articles under his own name or a pseudonym for the Pattaya Mail.

What many may not know is that he has been a race car driver, a professional photographer, and restaurateur.

He has spoken to the Club on several occasions on medical and other issues. For the upcoming meeting, he has chosen to tell us more about his auto racing career, with his topic being about his love affair with cars which has seen him own over 100, set fire to one and roll over two. Always an interesting story teller, this facet of his life will no doubt be well worth attending a PCEC meeting.

He has had great success with his two books offering insight into expat life in Thailand, one entitled Farang and the other, Farang the Sequel. He has used his experience in being both a doctor and a racing car driver for his medical and auto racing columns for the Pattaya Mail newspaper.

He is probably one of Thailand’s oldest racing car drivers.  Click here to view a YouTube video where he is interviewed at the the Bira auto race track where he was racing at the age of 74. Click here to read the Pattaya Mail article, Pattaya’s senior driver has a ‘senior’ moment.

Excerpts: Pattaya’s oldest race driver, sprightly 76-year-old Dr. Iain Corness, driving the Riviera/Venue Ford Escort Mk 1 (Pattaya’s oldest race car) saw his race at the Bira circuit last week come to an abrupt halt. . . .
Came the impact and when the noise stopped, Dr. Iain undid his belts and got out of the car. Trying to stand up he collapsed on the ground beside the car. The flag marshal came running over, saying, “Mister, you OK?” The reply is unprintable.
Come to the meeting to hear the rest of this story!

Meeting Time & Location
The Meeting Program starts at 10:30am in Holiday Inn Pattaya’s Bay Tower meeting room on the Mezzanine Floor.
Buffet Breakfast is available in the 4th floor Cafe G  from 8am to 10:30am. Advise the cashier you are attending the PCEC meeting to get the breakfast for 250 baht.
Click here for meeting information and location map.

Entry to Meeting
Entry is free for members, be sure to bring your membership card for entry.
Membership or renewal is available at the membership desk on the Mezzanine floor – it is only 500 baht for one year membership.
Entry is also free for those accompanying the member if they are their family members or guests visiting Thailand.

If a Non Member and you purchase a breakfast at Holiday Inn’s Cafe G (4th floor), the entry fee is 100 baht upon presentation of your Cafe G receipt.  Tell the cashier you are attending the PCEC meeting to receive special price of 250 baht on the morning of the meeting and collect your receipt to present for entry to the meeting.

Otherwise, the entry fee for Non Members is 200 baht.